SOCIETIES

Society of Designer Craftsmen 

I became a Licentiate member of The Society of Designer Craftsmen in 2009 after exhibiting my work at New Designers.

The Society promotes and supports the work of creative thinkers, designers and makers who continue to innovate in the crafts through their exploration of materials and skills.

I am listed under Mixed Media.  

www.societyofdesignercraftsmen.org.uk 

Suffolk Craft Society

In 2010 I was accepted on the Suffolk Craft Society's Making It scheme as an Associate Member.  I am listed under 'Sculpture'. 

www.suffolkcraftsociety.com

 

ENAS Commission 2015

The ENAS (Essex Network of Artist Studios) commissioning programme has been set up to enable artists to either create a collaborative work/s or work that demonstrates a creative dialogue.  Commissions will enable artists to test out ideas, take risks, explore new ways of working and broaden their scope of work.

ENAS provides opportunities for artists to make new work and offers exhibition opportunities, enhances profiles for artists and increases audiences for art in Essex.  All commissioned outcomes will be exhibited at The Gibberd Gallery, Harlow during September/October 2015 as part of the ENAS Events programme.  

www.studios.essexstudios.org.uk 

I have been selected for one of the two collaborative commissions for 2015, with Jon Lewis, a glass blower based at Parndon Mill Studios, Harlow. 

Epping Forest Field Centre-40th anniversary

The Epping Forest Field Centre celebrated its 40th anniversary this September (2011). I created a wire sculpture based upon a map of the area to mark the occasion.

I took my inspiration for the work from the Ordnance Survey Map of the area, using roads to determine the shape of a tree. Having first cut the map to resemble a tree form I then drew around the shape with galvanised steel wire to create a framework and then coloured in the form using coloured copper wires.

The wire map is displayed in the Field Centre's reception area as part of the celebrations.

Paul's Nursery Road, High Beach, Loughton, Essex. IG10 4AF
www.field-studies-council.org/eppingforest

For images of the work see Sculpture page, sculpture-wire.

 

PRESS / TV

TV - Paul Martin's Handmade Revolution
Tuesday 10th October 2012  3.45pm BBC2 (2nd episode)

I was selected to attend filming (July 2012) for a new TV series about traditional crafts and how they have been continued in the UK over the centuries and adapted according to modern tastes and technology. The series will be a celebration and an appreciation of handmade items and the craftspeople that make them. The programmes will be shown every week day afternoon at 3.45pm on BBC2 over a two week period commencing Monday 9th October and I will be featured talking about my work in the 2nd episode. I took with me the first forged steel tree I made for my degree, three years ago and spoke about how and why I made the work.  Since creating this piece I have expanded the range; adapting the forms, increasing the scale, creating roots for support and experimenting with different leaf shapes.

Craft and Design Magazine

Issue 210 - July/August 2010 have published an article about my work, pages 82 & 83.

Issue 221 - May/June 2012.  My work is featured on page 28 - Living Crafts Promotes Emerging Designer-Maker Pavilion, Hatfield House.

Issue 222 - July/August 2012.  Images of The Festival of Living Crafts, Hatfield House, p.19.

Craft Finder Blog

Craft Finder- www.craftfinder.org.uk- is an online information resource that helps Makers find new customers and contemporary craft lovers find work they are passionate about. 

Dixie Nichols has written a blog featuring my work, 29th October 2013. http://craftfinder.org.uk/blog/janette-lazell-an-inside-view.aspx 

 

 

TEXTILES

In addition to working with metal I am now also developing new ideas and creating textiles inspired by my photographic images of architecture and cities and reflections. I have previously created metal sculptures based upon my photographic images and am presently exploring ways of using my photos as inspiration to create patterns which are then woven in silk and digitally printed onto silk.  I am currently developing a range of silk ties and scarves, however there are many other possibilities and uses for the fabrics.

 

FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS /SHOWS


Suffolk Craft Society Christmas Show

Thursday 16th November -  Sunday 17th December 2017

Suffolk Food Hall

Wherstead, Ipswich, IP9 2AB 

Open Monday to Friday 10-5pm, Saturday 9-5pm and Sunday 10-4.30pm

www.suffolkcraftsociety.org

Present Arts

3rd November - 22 December 2017

Parndon Mill

The Gallery, Parndon Mill, Harlow, Essex CM20 2HP 

01279 426042  www.parndonmill.co.uk 

Monday - closed / Tues-Fri 10am-5pm / Saturday - closed / Sunday 2pm-4pm

EXHIBITIONS / SHOWS


Open Studios

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017 11am-6pm
 

As part of Colchester and Tendring Open Studios, Cuckoo Farm opens its doors to the public. This is an excellent opportunity to meet artists and craftspeople in their workplace, see work in action or take the opportunity to purchase or commission new work.

Cuckoo Farm Studios, Boxted Road, Colchester, Essex. CO4 5HH

Marks Hall Sculpture Exhibition

Saturday 29th July to Sunday 10th September 2017, 10.30am-4.30pm 
 
The second biennial Marks Hall Sculpture exhibition.  An exhibition of more than 300 pieces from over 50 national and international sculptors.  The artworks will be set throughout the exceptional surroundings of the Gardens and Arboretum at Marks Hall. 
 
Marks Hall, Coggeshall, Essex. CO6 1TG 
01376 563796 
http://www.markshall.org.uk/

RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park

Wednesday 19th - Sunday 23rd July 2017

I am delighted to be able to show my sculptural work at the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show.  The Art in the Garden feature is an area within the Show where visitors will be able to sit and relax amongst art works chosen and curated by the RHS Selection Panel.

This opportunity is particularly special for me as in 2002, 2003 and 2004 I designed and helped build small gardens at Chelsea (2002) and Hampton Court (2003 & 2004).  As a result of these experiences, looking for and commissioning artists to create work for the spaces, I decided to study art with the view to making work to go in the space.  By displaying my work at an RHS garden show I feel I have come full circle.

Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire

www.rhs.org.uk/tatton

Present Arts

3rd November - 23 December 2016

Christmas exhibition at The Gallery, Parndon Mill

Off Elizabeth Way, Harlow, Essex.  CM20 2HP. 01279 426042. www.parndonmill.co.uk

Suffolk Craft Society Summer Exhibition

Saturday 16 July - Monday 29 August 2016

Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh

152 High Street, Aldeburgh, IP15  5AQ

Open daily 10am - 5pm 

Designer Crafts at The Mall

12 - 21 August 2016

Exibition of work by members of The Sociey of Designer Craftsmen. 

I will have work in 'Shop within the Show' at the exhibition.

Celebration

18th June - 6 August 2016

Suffolk Craft Society's 10th Anniversary exhibition.

Contemporary Design Crafts. 

Town Hall Galleries, Cornhill, Ipswich IP1 1DH

www.suffolkcraftsociety.com

Brentwood Art & Heritage Trail

15th - 30th June 2016

My work will be hosted by Fat Face again this year. For this year's Art Trail I have made some large steel obelisks and some small stainless steel sculptures which are on display throughout the store.

Fat Face 63-65 High Street, Brentwood, Essex CM144RH

Christmas - Gallery 2

7th November - 24th December 2015

Contemporary Designer Craft exhibition at the Suffolk Craft Society's Gallery - Gallery 2. 

Town Hall Galleries, Cornhill, Ipswich IP1 1DH 

www.suffolkcraftsociety.com

Firstsite Open Exhibition

3 October - 22 November 2015

Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex. CO1 1JH

A dynamic show that highlights the diverse range of interesting work produced by artists living and working in the East of England.

SDC Members' Exhibition

Monday 2nd - Saturday 7th November 2015
11.30am - 6pm 
 
Society of Designer Craftsmen Gallery, 24 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DU.
www.societyofdesignercraftsmen.org.uk
 
I will be exhibiting my work with three other members of The Society of Designer Craftsmen:   
Gin Durham - Ceramics, Jane Sleator - Ceramics, Dawn Thorne - Textiles, stitched.

Routed Through Essex

ENAS collaborative commission with Jon Lewis, a glass blower based at Parndon Mill Studios, Harlow.

24 September - 23 October 2015

Gibberd Gallery, Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, College Square, Harlow, Essex CM20 9SB  www.gibberdgallery.co.uk 

Monday - Friday 9-4.45pm (closed Saturdays & Sundays)

'Cloud' - mild steel, glass and colour. 

We will be exhibiting a large scale, site responsive, immersive installation. 

Atmospheric lighting conditions were the inspiration for our ‘cloud’ installation.

Beginning with an emotional response to lighting in my photographic images we considered how light and the effects of coloured light evoke an emotional response.  We observed how textures appear to change when light levels, colour and direction change. 

The installation will feature over 1000 individual glass and steel shapes suspended in close proximity and lit from within. Similarities involved in the practise of working with hot glass and forging steel enabled us to create similar shapes in both materials.   Each shape is unique, created in part by the materials themselves during the process of heating the glass and metal. The transparent and reflective surfaces of the shapes disperse light to create an atmospheric cloud-like form.

Open Studios

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September 2015 11am-6pm
 
Cuckoo Farm Studios, Boxted Road, Colchester, Essex CO4 5HH
 

As part of Colchester and Tendring Open Studios Cuckoo Farm opens its doors to the public.

Brentwood Art & Heritage Trail

29 June to 12 July 2015

My work will be on display as part of the Brentwood Art & Heritage Trail in Fat Face, 65 High Street, Brentwood Essex CM14 4RH

Community Creates

2nd July - 9 August 2015

The Gallery, Parndon Mill,

Parndon Mill, Elizabeth Way, Harlow, Essex. Cm20 2HP

Mon-Fri 10am-5pm / Sundays & Bank Holidays 2-4pm 

An exhibition that explores how a community can inspire, encourage and promote creativity in the arts.

Designer Crafts at The Mall 2015

25 years of Designer Crafts at The Mall Galleries, London - Celebrating The Society's Showcase 25 x 25 x 25 exhibition.

I will also have work in the Shop within The Show.

8-17 January 2015

The Society of Designer Craftsmen's annual exhibition at The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1 (near Admiralty Arch, Trafalgar Square).

Present Arts Exhibition

6 November - 23 December 2014

The Gallery at Parndon Mill

Off Elizabeth Way, Harlow, Essex. CM20 2HP.  01279 426042.  www.parndonmill.co.uk

Spangle - 2014 Christmas Exhibition

Suffolk Craft Society's Christmas Exhibition

8th November - 24th December 2014

Gallery 2, Town Hall Galleries, Ipswich, Suffolk.  www.suffolkcraftsociety.com

Essex Craft & Design Show

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th September 2014  10.00am-5pm

Cressing Temple Barns, Braintree, Essex CM77 8PD.

www.essexcraftanddesignshow.com

Open Studios

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th September 2014. 11am-6pm

Cuckoo Farm Studios, Boxted Road, Colchester, Essex. C04 5HH

As part of Colchester and Tendring Open Studios, Cuckoo Farm opens it doors to the public.

In Collaboration

This exhibition demonstrates how artists and craftsmen with differing skills work together to create works of art.

I worked alongside Jon Lewis, a glassblower based at Parndon Mill, to create collaborative works inspired by seeds.

26 June - 3 August 2014

Tues-Fri 10-5pm. Sunday 2-4pm

Parndon Mill, Elizabeth Way, Harlow, Essex. CM20 2HP. www.parndonmill.co.uk

'Down to Earth' - The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds

22nd March - 28th June 2014

A mixed showcase exhibition inspired by the beauty of the Earth, incorporating landscapes, animals, plants and trees, textures and colours. 

The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, City Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AB 

The Craft Centre has been established since 1982 and is located within the main City Art Gallery.  The Centre was set up to promote and foster an appreciation in the public for contemporary craft and has over the past 31 years displayed some of the very best and leading craft designers in the country. 

www.craftcentreleeds.co.uk  

'Sprung' - RHS Gardens, Hyde Hall

10th - 26th May 2014

RHS Gardens, Hyde Hall, Chelmsford, Essex. 

Sculpt Gallery will be showing my work with other work from their exhibition 'Sprung'. 

(Sculpt Gallery - Tiptree, Essex CO5 0QB)

Living Crafts - Hatfield House

Thursday 8th May - Sunday 11th May 2014. 10-5pm daily.

40th Anniversary of the Living Crafts show at Hatfield House, Herts.

In 2012 I was selected to show my work in the first Emerging Designer-Maker marquee at the Show.  This year for the 40th Anniversary, I have been invited back to show my work alongside selected artists and designers for this year and those returning from 2012 and 2013.

Designer Crafts At The Mall 2014

January 10th-19th 2014 

Society of Designer Craftsmen 

The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1 (near Admiralty Arch off Trafalgar Square).

A chance to view and buy work from some of the UK's most innovative and creative designer makers. 

Society of Designer Craftsmen Gallery

4th - 9th November 2013

Monday 4th / Tuesday 5th / Wednesday 6th - 11am to 6pm. Thursday 7th / Friday 8th - 11am to 7.30pm. Saturday 9th - 11am to 5pm. 

Urban . Landscape

24 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DU 

From this September until next March, The Society of Designer Craftsmen are offering its members the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work from the Society's premises in London. I will be exhibiting my work for a week, both sculptural metal work and new textile work, in a solo show. 

My current work is inspired by both urban and natural landscapes, reimagined in unconventional materials.  Organic natural forms of trees and plants inspire metal sculptures whilst steel and glass constructions are presented as woven and digitally printed silks.  

RED

12th-31st October 2013

Sculpt Gallery

Priory Mews, Braxted Park Road, Tiptree, Nr. Great Braxted, Essex CO5 0QB 

An Exhibition of Sculpture and Ceramics showcasing reds and the colours of Autumn.

Work by new and regular gallery artists.  The exhibition is open every Saturday until the end of October from 12.00 to 5.00pm. 

Open Studios

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September 2013. 11am-6pm.

Cuckoo Farm Studios, Boxted Road, Colchester, Essex. CO4 5HH

As part of Colchester and Tendring Open Studios Cuckoo Farm opens its doors to the public. This is an excellent opportunity to meet artists and craftspeople in their workplace, see work in action or take the opportunity to purchase or commission new work.

'Oasis' 

Open weekends in September, 11.30am-4.30pm 

Cuckoo Farm is a place which provides artists with space to develop their work away from the hustle and bustle of day to day life, and is often referred to as an 'Oasis'.  I am one of six artists invited to respond to the theme 'Oasis' as part of Open Studios "Outside", an exhibition held in the grounds of Cuckoo Farm.

Songs of the Sea

Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh - Suffolk Craft Society - 42nd Annual Summer Exhibition

14 July to 26 August 2013.

High Street, Aldeburgh. Open daily 10am - 5pm (closed 1pm-2pm)

Things for the Garden

Gallery 2, The Town Hall Galleries, Cornhill, Ipswich - Suffolk Craft Society.

July 27 - August 31, 2013

The Essex Craft and Design Show

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July 2013. 10am - 5pm.

RHS Garden, Hyde Hall, Essex.

Art in the Park

Saturday 20th July 2013. 10am-4pm 

Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex.

Contemporary Textiles Fair 2013

Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th March 2013. 10am-5pm.

The Landmark Arts Centre,  Ferry Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 9NN.

The Landmark Arts Centre has been holding art fairs for the past 16 years and the Contemporary Textiles Fair is a well-established feature of the Landmark's visual arts calendar.  Housed in the magnificent Grade 11* gothic surroundings of the Landmark Arts Centre, the fair is among the most prestigious in the country with exhibitors from all over the UK and beyond. 

NEW WORK In addition to exhibiting my stainless steel fabric leaves I am intending to exhibit a new body of work.  I have previously created metal sculptures based upon my photographic images and am presently exploring ways of using my photos as inspiration to create patterns which are then woven in silk and digitally printed onto silk.

2012 Christmas Exhibition - Suffolk Craft Society

3rd November - 24th December 2012

Gallery 2, Town Hall Galleries, Cornhill, Ipswich, Suffolk 

Parallax AF - NEW YORK

November 17th & 18th 2012

Parallax Art Fair New York will be held at The Prince George, East 27th Street, between Madison and 5th Avenue, close to Madison Square Park.

Parallax AF grew out of an international exhibition called "Parallax" that was conceived and curated by the art historian Dr Chris Barlow. It is different from other artists' fairs in that it is like a specialised exhibition based on new ideas drawn from the philosophy of Art History.

I will be exhibiting 'Falling' stainless steel woven wirecloth leaves.  

Pilgrimage

'Pilgrimage' is a travelling exhibition of work by myself and two other artists, Sarah Baird and Stefanie Moss. Although we work in very different media we have come together in a collaboration of similar ideas from discussion on the theme of pilgrimage. "A pilgrimage is a journey of risk and renewal. A journey without challenge has no meaning. One without purpose has no soul and by definition it is life changing. A pilgrimage is to lose yourself or to find yourself". This travelling exhibition is on it's own pilgrimage and will be shown in a series of galleries during 2012. 

For the 'Pilgrimage' exhibition I will be creating new work subtly based around circles. My initial thought about what the word 'pilgrimage' meant to me was that I felt as if my life has been a journey leading me back, full circle, to doing the things I enjoyed most as a small child.  

Sarah Baird is a painter who creates mixed media works, recording her experiences in a diary of layered calligraphic markings. Sarah Baird - http://sarah-baird.blogspot.com/ 

Stefanie Moss is a textile artist who has created large hangings which incorporate the theme of journeys, architecture and maps. Stefanie Moss - www.stefaniemoss.com

Pilgrimage

April 2012

Jardine Cafe & Bistro
Westcott House, 140 High Street, Wivenhoe, Colchester, CO7 9AF.  Tel: 01206 820390 www.jardine-bistro.co.uk/events

July 2012

Coach House Coffee Shop
Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0AX. Tel:01206 304200
Mon-Sun 10am-5pm 

8 September - 4 November 2012

Naze Tower
The Naze, Old Hall Lane, Walton on the Naze, Essex CO14 8LE
Tel: 01255 852519 Email: mail@nazetower.co.uk www.nazetower.co.uk
Open every day 10am-5pm

Open Studios

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September 2012. 11am-6pm

Cuckoo Farm Studios, Boxted Road, Colchester, Essex. CO4 5HH 

The Suffolk Craft Society's 41st Annual Summer Exhibition

Peter Pears Gallery

15th July - 27th August 2012  

High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.  Open daily 10am-5pm

www.suffolkcraftsociety.com 

Snowshill Manor - 'Celebration of Craftsmanship'

As a member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen I will be showing my work at Snowshill Manor, a National Trust property in the Cotswolds.  This year's event will be the first collaboration between the Society of Designer and Craftsmen and Snowshill Manor, with the view to it becoming an annual event.

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June 2012. 11am-4.30pm.

Snowshill, near Broadway, WR12 7JU.  www.nationaltrust.org.uk/snowshill-manor 

Hatfield House, The Emerging Designer-Makers Pavilion

Thursday 10th - Sunday 13th May 2012. 10am-5pm daily. 

I have recently been selected to show my work in The Emerging Designer-Makers Pavilion at Hatfield House, Herts. The Pavilion is a new feature for Living Crafts that contains specially selected, recently qualified designer-makers. Craft & Design Magazine are supporting the scheme and will be featuring the Pavilion in forthcoming issues (see Issue 221 May/June 2012). Up to 10 places were available for selection, featuring work in a variety of materials including ceramics, glass, textiles, metal, wood and mixed media.

www.livingcrafts.co.uk

Earthy Delights - pop up art exhibition

As part of an exhibition of work inspired by gardens and landscapes to coincide with Wivenhoe Open Gardens my work will be on show at Shipyard Studios, Cook's Shipyard, Wivenhoe, Essex.

18-20 May 2012.  Friday 3pm-8pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm. 

The exhibition has also been extended to run over the Diamond Jubilee weekend, 2nd to 5th June 2012. 

Made in Essex

Art, craft & design show.

Sunday 4th December 2011 

Hedingham Castle, Essex (CO9 3DJ).  The show will be held in the castle's Tulip Lawn Marquee.

'Magical Forest'

Suffolk Craft Society

November 5th - December 24th 2011.

Gallery 2, The Town Hall Galleries, Ipswich, Suffolk.

EWAA

EWAA 2011

I have been shortlisted as a finalist in the East-West Art Award competition.  My work 'Spring-Acer Into Leaf' (see Sculpture page, exhibitons/shows, Walk The Seasons), selected for the 3D section, will be on show at La Galleria in Pall Mall, London.

25th-29th October 2011.

This is the 2nd year of EWAA (East-West Art Award) organized by EWACC-Art and Club Friendly Japan.  EWACC (East-West Artists and Culture Club) based in the UK has 14 years experience for organizing and managing various art exhibitions for artists in the UK/Europe and Japan, this year extending the opportunity to artists from far eastern countries, such as China and South Korea.  The aim of the EWAA competition 2011 is to provide artists and film makers with an opportunity to show their talent and works as well as promote close-culture relationships and friendships for artists in east and west through art.

Art in the Garden 11 - The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire

Sycamore Wings

Forged mild steel sculptures inspired by Acer seeds.

22nd May - 30th October 2011

The Essex Art & Design Shows 2011

Artists and designers showcasing and selling a wide range of work. 

-Hylands House 

Saturday 26th-Sunday 27th November 2011.

Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex. CM2 8WQ

-Cressing Temple Barns   

Saturday 24th-Sunday 25th September 2011. 

Cressing Temple, Witham Road, Cressing (near Braintree), Essex. CM77 8PD

-RHS-Hyde Hall 

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th August 2011.

Westerns Approach, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8AT. Opening times:10am-5pm. 

Open Studios

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th September 2011. 11am-6pm
Cuckoo Farm Studios, Boxted Road, Colchester, Essex. CO4 5HH

Ruby Red

The Suffolk Craft Society's 40th Annual Summer Exhibition

17th July to 29th August 2011

Peter Pears Gallery, High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

The Sandringham Flower Show 2011

Sandringham Estate, Norfolk 

27th July 2011

'Rain Circles' 

I have created a sculpture for a Show Garden at this year's Show. The garden is entitled "Ripple" and is designed and built by Gro Landscapes.  The sculpture, made out of stainless steel, was inspired by one of my photographic images based upon rain drops falling on water and the patterns they create.

The garden was awarded a silver-guilt by the judges.  

See Sculpture page, sculpture inspired by photography for images. 

Leigh Art Trail

Saturday 11th June - Saturday 18th June 2011

I have been invited to show my work as a guest artist in Sara's Tea Garden, 64 High Street, Leigh on Sea. 

Walk The Seasons

Solo Exhibition

April 2011 - weekends 9/10, 16/17 - 12 noon until 4pm  

Benham Gallery, Cuckoo Farm Studios, Boxted Road, Colchester, Essex CO4 5HH

The exhibition focuses upon our seasonal relationship with leaves and trees.   In spring the space around a leaf is small and intimate as the leaf breaks into bud.  During summer individual leaves are absorbed into the tree canopy above.  By autumn the different characteristic of trees and leaves become apparent.  Scale and form create patterns in the landscape over winter.

The subject matter for this exhibition is leaves and trees but it is about the space as much as the physical work.  Prior to studying art I had worked as a garden designer and I wanted to make work to go in a garden space, having spent time focusing on the artwork I want to re-engage with the space it occupies. 

Making It Exhibition

Suffolk Craft Society

12 March - 16 April 2011

Gallery 2, The Town Hall Galleries, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1DH 

Designer Crafts at the Mall 2011

The Society of Designer Craftsmen

Saturday 8th - Sunday 16th January 2011. 10am-5pm, 4pm on Sunday. 

The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1 (near Admiralty Arch off Trafalgar Square).

A chance to view and buy work from some of the UK's most  innovative and creative designer makers. 

Open Studios

Saturday 11th& Sunday 12th September 2010. 11am-6pm.

Cuckoo Farm Studios, Boxted Road, Colchester, Essex. CO4 5HH  

Part of Colchester and Tendring Open Studios Cuckoo Farm opens its doors to the public.  

Art in the Garden 10, The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire

'Breeze'

Inspired by autumn leaves blowing in the breeze I wanted to experiment with ways of suspending my metal leaves to enable them to move freely with the wind. Employing the same forging techniques I use to create my plant forms I have adapted the designs to form letters.  The word 'breeze' will be suspended within the tree canopy and 'leaves' will be spelt out on the ground below. The stainless steel woven wirecloth leaves will be suspended from the mild steel forms.

My work will be at The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens from 22nd May until 31st October 2010

The Essex Art & Design Shows 2010

Artists and designers showcasing and selling a wide range of work. 

- RHS Garden Hyde Hall

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th August 2010. (I will be exhibiting on Saturday only).

Westerns Approach, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8AT. Opening times:10am-5pm. 

- Cressing Temple Barns

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th September 2010 

Cressing Temple, Witham Road, Nr. Braintree, Essex CM77 8PD.  Opening times:10am-5pm.

Outside 2010

August 13 - September 14 2010. 11am-4pm

Cuckoo Farm Studios, Boxted Road, Colchester, Essex. CO4 5HH

An annual outdoor contemporary art exhibition showcasing local and national talent outside of the studio.

This  year’s exhibition is based upon collaborations with artists based outside the studio group, to create a work together or works that compliment each other.  I have invited Judith Battersby who specializes in working in ceramics and we have chosen to make a collaborative work.

Talk - Photography

23rd August 2010 

I have been invited by the Harwich and Dovercourt Camera Club to give a talk on how I use photography with my art and design.

Grand Designs Live 2010

I will be exhibiting at this years Grand Designs Live event at the London Excel Centre from the 1st May to 9th May. For further infomation about this event please click on the event logo below (Note this will open a new browser window).

Grand designs Logo

Closer

Solo Exhibition

From 28th March until 24th April 2010 I will also be exhibiting photographic work at the Colne Gallery, Colchester Hospital Art Gallery, Colchester Hospital (situated on the first floor main corridor),Turner Road, Colchester, Essex, where the aim of the gallery is to enhance the environment of the hospital through art. Although I chose to specialise in working with metal for my 3D work, photography was a major factor in my inspiration. In this exhibition, as well as displaying my photographs traditionally framed, I will also be experimenting with applying my images to other surfaces.

Canopy

In December last year, after graduating in the summer with a BA (Hons) Art and Design, 3D Design and Craft, I was awarded the Cuckoo Farm Studios/Colchester Institute Graduate in Residence Scholarship Award. This award had provided me with a studio for a year where I can experiment with materials and ideas. As part of the award I will be exhibiting my work at the Minories Art Gallery, 74 High Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1UE - www.theminories.co.uk - from 20th February until 23rd April 2010. I will be exhibiting 3D and photographic work. The work will be a progression of the ideas and techniques explored during and since my degree.